Saturday, September 20, 2008


(H/T Cesca)

Must Reads

Dr. Biobrain: All RedState, All The Time

The Rude Pundit: John McCain: The Town Hall Stalker

David Corn: Is McCain More the Populist than Obama?

My First Wingnut Hate Comment

I wear this like a badge of honor. "Anonymous" (of course this person is anonymous because all these people are fucking cowards) wrote this in my comments section (no corrections - posted as written):

wow you fucking ass osama (obama) took the american flag out of his campaign signs and has never once worn a flag pin, when they pledge to the flag obama doesent put his hand on his heart (because he doesent have one) so go suck a cock fag
This was in response to my April 20th, 2008 post showing a screenshot of John McCain during a This Week with George Snuffleupagus appearance sans lapel flag pin. It seems that was the big Obama scandal back then... ah, simpler days. Good times, good times...

Anyway, since I feel like I have to school the knuckledraggers who don't use punctuation, here it goes.

1 - Obama never had "the American flag" in his logo. He did use the colors of the flag, and red and white stripes, like this:

But things change, and since he now has to include his running mate in the Obama brand, now he uses this (taken from his website):

Notice that the "flag" motif is still there. For the knuckledragger, "motif" means recurring subject or form. And here's a shot of Biden standing behind a podium.

Hmm... what's that I see? Looks like... *gasp* it is! It's the "flag" that Mr. Anonymous Mouthbreather claims isn't in Obama's signs anymore. That's strike one.

2 - Obama has "never once worn a flag pin." Really, Mr. Anonymous Knuckledragger Mouthbreathing Goat Fucker? Well, what the fuck are these?

That would be strike two.

3 -And finally Mr. Anonymous Douchebag claims "when they pledge to the flag obama doesent [sic] put his hand on his heart"

Seriously? Is this still going on? Sigh... Okay, Mr. Anonymous McCain Asslicker, watch this.

Strike. Fuckin'. Three.

So the next time you stop by to spread the lies you've been told by your racist, Republican friends and Fox News and Rush "Oxycontin" Limbaugh and Sean "McCain Scrotum Sucker" Hannity, maybe you should try bitching about something a little more important, like the mortgage crisis, or the financial meltdown, or energy policy, or anything that remotely resembles something of significance, you dumb shit.

If these are the only reasons you are a McCain supporter, I hope I've given you sufficient proof to change your mind. VOTE OBAMA! YES WE CAN!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

T Minus 125 Days

"I'm confident we can work together with Congress to come up with an economic stimulus package that will send a clear signal to the risk takers and captal formators of our country."

- Washington, DC, September 17, 2001

McCain Invented The Printing Press?

Johann Gutenberg called MSNBC's Morning Joe today in a rage over the McCain campaign's claim that John McCain invented the printing press.

"This is an outrage!" said Gutenberg. "The McCain campaign may claim that Senator McCain invented the BlackBerry, but to insinuate that he had a hand in the printing press, well that's just nonsense. He was only an apprentice in my shop at the time, mopping floors, refilling inkwells and getting the stains out of my smock."

Gutenberg was referring to McCain advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin's assertion that had it not been for John McCain's work in the Senate Commerce Committee, we would not have the BlackBerry, while completely ignoring the fact that it was a Canadian company that developed the popular wireless handheld device. But we should thank our lucky stars that John McCain knows him some technology.

"He did this," Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. "Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you're looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that's what he did."
Gutenberg did say he's had second thoughts on the printing of the Bible. "If I knew then what I know now..." he said while shaking his head as his voice trailed off.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were at a loss for words as that segment was scheduled for the daily Sarah Palin ass kissing, and quickly broke to commercial.

Fiorina Implants Foot In Cakehole

Is there no job that Carly Fiorina can hold on to? After stating earlier in the day that she didn't think Sarah Palin could be the CEO of a major corporation, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell gave the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and current McCain economic advisor a chance to get her foot out of her mouth. Who knew Carly was such a professional deep throater to actually get the rest of her leg jammed into her mouth?

Asked about that remark on MSNBC, she made the same unprompted assessment of the GOP presidential nominee. "I don't think John McCain could run a major corporation."
Of course she tried to qualify it by adding Obama and Biden in her description of the four politicians aspiring to the highest office in the land but not capable of running a corporation, but the damage was done.

And it looks like the McCain campaign is also in favor of rendition as an anonymous top campaign advisor has said Carly will disappear.
"Carly will now disappear," this source said. "Senator McCain was furious." Asked to define "disappear," this source said, adding that she would be off TV for a while – but remain at the Republican National Committee and keep her role as head of the party’s joint fundraising committee with the McCain campaign.

Looks like you can add Fiorina to the ranks of the unemployed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

T Minus 126 Days

"A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to come out of an economic illness."

- The Edge with Paula Zahn, September 2000

Monday, September 15, 2008

Economically Sound

Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch is sold to Bank of America. AIG loses 50% of its stock value. The Dow loses another 300 points today.

John McCain today: "The fundamentals of our economy are still strong."

But it doesn't stop there. Donald Luskin, a self proclaimed economic advisor to John McCain wrote the following on the economy in Sundays Washington Post. We're not just a "nation of whiners," according to Luskin, we're "a nation of exaggerators" as well.

I wonder if Luskin is wishing his article hadn't been printed right about now?

UPDATE (9/16/08 6:50am):

John McCain thinks we're stupid. In response to McCain's "fundamentals are still strong" quote regarding the economy while he was stumping yesterday, Barack Obama shot back from his campaign by asking, "What economy is John McCain talking about?!" Looking for a way to squirm out of his gaffe and since he is in full liar mode anyway, McCain said he was talking about "the American worker." Those small business owners and entrepreneurs, they're what he meant by the fundamentals. Yes, as the the Dow closed -504 points yesterday, McCain thought he could cast blame on Obama and how he doesn't believe in the the American worker.

Oh, and Sarah Palin started using the "Bridge to Nowhere" line again that she stopped using while in Alaska. I guess she doesn't realize that "national spotlight" includes Alaska where she was able to reign in obscurity until cynically chosen to be the GOP running mate.

Tina Fey Is Scary...

... in her eerily accurate portrayal of Sarah Palin. After all, she couldn't have had much time trying to study the extremely small amount of footage of this unknown hockey mom from Wasilla, Alaska who's just like us. Maybe she spoke with other hockey moms and this is an amalgam of traits sewn up in one character. I also heard rumor that Matt Damon helped with her character study.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tasty Muslim Waffles!

Is this what political discourse has come to for hicks, yokels and rednecks who can't engage in any intellectual conversation? Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, vendors at this weekend's Values Voter Summit have chosen to display that one of their main values is blatant racism by selling "Obama Waffles."

Oh! HEE-HEE! How funny, they're just taking what they claim to be political positions that Obama's "waffled" on and highlight them on a waffle mix box. I get it. But why the caricature, why not just use an actual photo of Obama?

When asked " if he considered the pictures of Obama on the box to be racial stereotypes, Whitlock said: ''We had some people mention that to us, but you think of Newman's Own or Emeril's -- there are tons and tons of personality-branded food products on the market. So we've taken that model and, using political satire, have highlighted his policies, his position changes.'"

But in Emeril's case, they didn't go far enough. They should've had a caricature of him on the labels depicting him with greasy hair, olive skin, a large "Roman" nose and sporting a long handlebar moustache. And with Newman, well, he's white so you can only go so far.

So when faced with the question of their racism, they don't even have the balls to answer, preferring to sidestep with comparisons of "other personality-branded" products. In my opinion, and I've encountered this personally, there's only one kind of racist that's worse than someone who's in your face about it, and that's these kinds of cowards who won't man up to being racist; the kind that curse you behind your back but piss their pants when challenged. These are the worst kind of people - they infect a nation, block by block, town by town, ready with a pitchfork and a torch at a moment's notice only if they're following a mob, never having an independent thought... until now, and even then, poorly disguising it in politics.

But what if' I'm wrong? What if this really is "political satire"? What proof do I have that it's racist? Oh, yeah, the waffle box.

The racial rubes go on and have even more stereotypical cartoons depicting Obama "in Arab-like headdress recall[ing] the false rumor that he is a follower of Islam, though he is actually a Christian.

On the back of the box, Obama is depicted in stereotypical Mexican dress, including a sombrero, above a recipe for ''Open Border Fiesta Waffles'' that says it can serve ''4 or more illegal aliens.'' The recipe includes a tip: ''While waiting for these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?''

And why not have a rap on the side of the box to complete the picture and appeal to the urban waffle lover?

Barry's Bling Bling Waffle Ring

YO, B-rock here droppin' waffle knowledge
Spellin' it out 'cause I graduated college
Some say I waffle so fast, Barry's causin' whiplash
Just doin' my part, made wafflin' a fine art
For a waffle wit style, like Chigago's Magnificent Mile
Spray whipped cream around the edge
Shake it first like Sister Sledge
Then say it wit me, I can be as waffly as I wanna be!

(That goes out to my Ludacris posse)

I must be wrong, they can't be racists, right? I mean, shit, they write rap lyrics. So these two rednecks who've traded in their hoods and robes for chef hats and aprons are trying to make a buck ($10 per box) by appealing to the basest, vilest feelings of "values voters" at the VALUES VOTER SUMMIT. What's next? Obama fried chicken and watermelon? Some values, huh?

And on another note, immigration fearmonger Lou Dobbs, who's wife I believe is of Mexican descent (try and figure that one out!) was speaking at the Summit and said, when seeing the display, "My wife will love this!" and bought a box. Values voters, indeed.

The Family Research Council has since denounced the display and had the vendors remove the material and dismantle the booth which had been there since Thursday. Swift action, especially in light of negative press!
Tighten your seatbelts, boys and girls. With a little more than seven weeks left before arguably the most important election in our lifetime, this is only going to get uglier and uglier. "Obama Waffles" only scratches the surface.